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Lars Vilks Attacked By Islamists And A Gay, Naked Mohammad

by | 12th, May 2010

LARS Vilks, aka Larks Milks, the Swedish artist who drew adolescent images of Mohammad Muslim prophet, as a dog and reponded to death threats by brandishing an axe, has been attacked.

In Pictures: Lars Vilks, Plots And The Assimilation Of Ireland’s Muslims

At Uppsala University, Vilks showed is some images from Soora Hera’s Allah-o-gaybar series. The film features two half naked men wearing Mo-masks. Irnaisn –born Hera told us of threats to her person:

“They said to me, ‘We’re going to burn you naked or put a bullet in your mouth’. They say, ‘Now you are locked in your home and you cannot go out any more.’”

Back to Vilks who says:

The man was sitting in the front row and suddenly came rushing towards me. He headbutted me, and I was thrown against the wall and dropped my glasses.”

One day on:

Vilks initially believed he was head-butted by the man, but said he later understood he had collided with plainclothes police officers who intercepted the attacker and then briskly evacuated Vilks from the room. This was the first time I’ve experienced a physical assault,” Vilks said. “It was a bit of a shock.”

Perhaps drawings make for more reliable historical records than oral stories? Vilks adds:

What you get is a mob deciding what can be discussed at the university. […] I’m ready to go up again. This must be carried through. You cannot allow it to be stopped.

The talk was on free speech, naturally. And the violence appears to have been premeditated, it being only a matter of waiting until Vilks offended some sensitive soil.

Lars Vilks Gets His Axe For Mohammed As Geert Wilders Rejoices: In Pictures

Anyhow, the upshot is that Vilks gets to look edgy, the students get to look relevant, the Islamists get to look hard and the media gets to look…

Spotter: Media Watch

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